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Reduced Body Mass Index

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Overview

  • Body mass index <18.5
    • Associated with Being Underweight

    • Hypoglycaemia
    • Vitamin deficiency - scurvy, rickets
    • Bone marrow suppression - anaemia, thrombocytopaenia, immunosuppression
    • Cardiac - arrhythmia, MI
    • Neurological - cognitive impairment, peripheral neuropathy, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
    • Muscle wasting
    • Endocrine - osteoporosis, amenorrhoea
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